Northridge, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Highland Hall Waldorf School congratulates Adam Adorney, a senior at the school, for receiving the "Commended Student" honor from the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC).
Adorney scored among the top 5% of the 1.5 million students nationwide who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
"We are very proud of Adam for receiving this commendation," added Lynn Kern, administrative director at Highland Hall. "We are also proud of the fine human being he is – an accomplished actor, musician and community-service minded citizen. Adam is a model of the capacities Waldorf® Education strives to foster in its students."
Highland Hall Waldorf School, a Waldorf school located in Northridge, CA, was founded in 1955, and is the oldest Waldorf school on the west coast. It provides Waldorf® Education from Pre-school through High School to families throughout the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. The unique approach to learning in this private school successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each stage of development. Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.